An adaptation of J. M. Barrie's story about a boy who never grew up. The three children of the Darling family receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Land, where an ongoing war between Peter's gang of rag-tag runaways and the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place.Written by
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Child actor Bobby Driscoll plays Peter in this movie, after a variety of children's movies including Disney's 1946 film "Song of the South". See more »
The pillow on a bench just inside the nursery window is round, save for a later shot, in which case, it is square. Likewise, the chair to the window's right normally has a red seat, but it turns blue temporarily. See more »
All this has happened before, and it will all happen again. But this time it happened in London. It happened on a quiet street in Bloomsbury. That corner house over there is the home of the Darling family. And Peter Pan chose this particular house because there were people here who believed in him.
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A message appears during the credits: "Walt Disney Productions is grateful to the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London, to which Sir James M. Barrie gave his copyright of Peter Pan." See more »
In the 1990 video, instead of the original RKO logo, the film opens with the entire Walt Disney Pictures logo, with the Walt Disney Pictures theme replacing part of "The Second Star to the Right." In the 1998 video, 1999, 2002 and 2007 DVD, the RKO logo and music are restored, but they occur after the Walt Disney Pictures logo opens the film. In the 2013 and 2018 Blu-Ray/DVD, the Walt Disney Pictures logo isn't used at all and just begins with the RKO logo. See more »
Having seen this movie again several times recently, I have learned to appreciate this film a little more. While not nearly as good as some of the more famous Disney films (such as Beauty and the Beast, Bambi or Little Mermaid), it still deserves a 9 because it is head and shoulders better than other kids movies. The animation is very good, pace is fast and the movie is just fun. The negatives are simply a product of the times, in that this is about the most politically incorrect Disney film ever made (perhaps more so than Song of the South). I'm sure that MANY American Indians watch the film and deservedly cringe at the depiction of Indians, who seem rather dumb and sing the song "what makes the red man red?"--an ode to every terrible stereotype about Indians. BUT, I am a strong believer in discussing these things and NOT condemning the entire film. In fact, I am a history teacher and have used the film to talk about these aspects of the film.
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